Merging cities

Janne Tienari, Kari Jalonen, Virpi Sorsa

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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving cities and municipalities have received little research attention. This is unfortunate because cities are fundamentally important in the global economy and their influence is likely to grow further. This chapter takes stock of extant research and offers an agenda for studying city M&A. The authors outline the dominant strategic perspective, and complement it with human and institutional perspectives that help explore these complex phenomena. Finally, the authors consider what the M&A literature at large can learn from studying cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Mergers and Acquisitions
EditorsCary L. Cooper, Sydney Finkelstein
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Publication date2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-78973-600-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78973-599-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameAdvances in Mergers and Acquisitions
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ISSN (Print)1479-361X


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • city
  • municipality
  • strategy
  • people
  • institutions

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Strategic and entrepreneurial praxis


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